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This Japanese rice-field art is like nothing you’ve ever seen

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Posted at 6:11 PM, Jul 17, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-17 18:11:31-04

Who knew rice-fields could be such a beautiful medium?

A village in northeastern Japan used rice plants to create an image commemorating Mount Fuji’s registration as a UNESCO world cultural heritage site last year.

This image shows a scene from a legend about Mount Fuji and a heavenly maiden.

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Ten kinds of rice plants of various colors were used to depict the maiden wearing a feathery robe while floating over Mount Fuji and a pine forest.

Rice-field art is an annual tourist event in the village.

The rice field art is to remain on display through mid-August.